Laico El Farouk Hotel
Travel Blogs from Bamako
... front of a crowd! Crazy. We finished the day there and I came back to camp and relaxed.
I have my own office in the health and safety department, and right now I am translating Safety Procedure Documents… I have a lot to do!!! I got a new computer and they provided me with a cell phone (which only send outgoing text messages but I cannot receive any)
So far I am still working and relaxing at the camp, I look forward to doing some more excersions soon.
... t been too bad ( depending on who is cooking). Last night we ( the hostel ) cooked a pig on a spit so that was dinner with a salad. Was excellent, and all for 1000CFA ( about 2 dollars)
Its hot here every day - 40+ degrees and it's not even the very hot season. There are just 3 seasons - hot, very hot and rainy. But coping and not too many mossies yet so no malaria although have met ...
... the van)
In Bamako we decided it was just too hot to sleep in the van again so we took a decent hotel right in the middle of Bamako's night club scene. Guildford it was not although we spent a very happy 2 hours in the Blah Blah Bar after registering our visa requirements ...
... 10,000 CFA. I also enquired if there was a Cameroonian embassy anywhere in Mali or Ghana. The officer said no for both countries but also said that she wasn't completely sure about Mali. My heart skipped a beat when she said that because Mali (I knew Ghana did not have an embassy since before) was my last reasonable resort to win entry back into Cameroon. I couldn’t think. *****ia sounded too risky, especially given the fact that 200 people were ...
... fixer' called Grand-Pere (GP). Last night I went out with the Aussie owner of the hotel we are in and GP- in his 4x4 with driver! I had a great night and hope to have another two the same.
On Friday we are going to the Diplomat- owned by Toumani Diabate. If Toumani is in town then he will be playing- so that could be something special.
Anyway this is probably long enough and I may begin to ramble so sante et bonne chance!